9780321129727

American Government: Continuity and Change, 2004 Edition (Paperback) w/LP.com 2.0

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321129727

  • ISBN10:

    0321129725

  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: LONGMAN
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Summary

With new features and thoroughly updated, the number one book in American government continues to provide the most current and engaging introduction available for the course.Written in the belief that we must first understand how American government and politics have developed in order to fully understand the issues facing our nation today, O'Connor and Sabato offer a historical perspective and bring the story of our system right up to the present with an abundance of current and student-relevant examples.

Table of Contents

I. FOUNDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT.

1. The Political Landscape.

2. The Constitution.

3. Federalism.

4. State and Local Government.

5. Civil Liberties.

6. Civil Rights.

II. INSTITUTIONS OF GOVERNMENT.

7. Congress.

8. The Presidency.

9. The Bureaucracy.

10. The Judiciary.

III. POLITICAL BEHAVIOR.

11. Public Opinion and Political Socialization.

12. Political Parties.

13. Voting and Elections.

14. The Campaign Process.

15. The News Media.

16. Interest Groups.

IV. PUBLIC POLICY.

17. Social Welfare Policy.

18. Economic Policy.

19. Foreign and Military Policy.

APPENDICES.

A. The Declaration of Independence.

B. The Constitution of the United States of America.

C. The Federalist No. 10.

D. The Federalist No. 51.

E. Presidents, Congresses, and Chief Justices: 1789-1996.

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